Rifle Guide (Field & Stream)

Rifle Skills You Need

Written By: David E Petzal
From the most trusted brand in outdoor sports, Field & Stream, this book is drawn from the Total Gun Manual, the latest in the top-selling Series that began with The Total Outdoorsman (200,000 copies in print!). Author David Petzal is an award-winning gun writer with decades of experience shooting, in the US Army, hunting, and on the range. The magazine’s Rifles Editor, he is also a popular blogger, and co-host of the Gun Nuts show on the Outdoor Channel (sponsored by Smith & Wesson.

When it comes to rifles, Field & Stream’s Dave Petzal is your go-to guy. With decades of experience and a uniquely opinionated voice, he is passionate about choosing the right gun, handling it safely, improving accuracy, and hunting pretty much anything you can shoot with a cartridge. Hints cover cleaning and troubleshooting your gun, doing target practice right, buying the best gun you can afford, and, of course hunting.
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 3/12/2013
ISBN: 9781616284862
Pages: 128
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 x .4

  • About the Author 
  • Press
David E Petzal, Author: David E. Petzal, the rifles field editor of Field & Stream, has been with the publication since 1972. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1969, and he began writing about rifles and rifle shooting during his service in 1964. He has hunted all over the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. Petzal wrote The .22 Rifle and edited The Encyclopedia of Sporting Firearms.Phil Bourjaily is Field & Stream's Shotguns columnist and co-writer, with David Petzal, of the popular "Gun Nut" blog on Fieldandstream.com. He is the author of the Field & Stream Turkey Hunting Handbook. He co-founded a trapshooting team at his son's high school and serves as one of the coaches. He has traveled widely in pursuit of upland birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Brad Fenson is an avid lifelong outdoorsman, writer, and photographer based in Alberta, Canada. He has traveled extensively across North America hunting and fishing, and collecting incredible photographs and story ideas in the field for some 100 or so days each year. His writing and photography have appeared in Field & Stream magazine as well as on fieldandstream.com, and in many publications across Canada and throughout the United States.